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NCLB- I need ideas-Help


Date: Wed Feb 19 2003 - 07:00:20 PST

Dear Art Supporters, Due to No Child Left Behind, the axe fell yesterday. They want to add 3 reading teachers to our middle school and are reducing all exploration or elective choices, some they are eliminating. At least art is not being eliminated but it reduced by 6 weeks at 7th grade and reduction of offerings at 8th grade level. They are trying to cut staff to pay for the reading teachers. I want to know some ways that other districts are adding reading without cutting other programs. How are your districts making changes? I need some ideas to bring to our meeting to counteract the cuts. We are being forced to do this quickly, we have a meeting tomorrow morning for brainstorming. Your help would be appreciated.

Renee Berg
6th,7th Art and 8th grade Art Tech
Mitchell Public Schools
Mitchell, SD